The #1 Common Painting Mistake

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Have you ever been inside someone’s home and noticed paint was peeling off their trim?

I bet the answer is YES. Owning a painting and home improvement company in Yorktown, Virginia, I see a lot of homes and when it comes to painting, the number 1 common problem I see is peeling paint. There are several reasons why paint could be peeling but the #1 common reason is because someone painted latex over oil based paint. The surface is too slick for the latex paint to adhere so it sits on the top of the surface until it is touched and that is why it comes off so easily. Before you start to paint you always want to identify your surface: Is it Oil, Latex or even Lead based paint. Once you determine this, you can move forward.

If you want to learn how to convert oil based trim to latex, please continue to read our blog, but if you prefer to hire a professional call 757-310-2926.